The Spokane Symphony will present a tribute to Jerome Kern, featuring many of his compositions as well as a performance of the musical Show Boat in concert, March 8 at 8 PM at the Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox.
The concert will feature Teri Dale Hansen as Magnolia and Joy Jacobs as Julie, both of whom performed in the Tony Award-winning 1994 revival. The cast will also feature Robert Sims as Joe and Nat Chandler as Ravenal. Morihiko Nakahara will conduct.
Show Boat, which features music by Kern and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, is based on Edna Ferber's novel of the same name. The musical follows the performers, stagehands and dockworkers on the Mississippi River show boat the Cotton Blossom, 1887 to 1927, and features the songs as "Ol' Man River," "Make Believe" and "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man."
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